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Keeping Scores to Kick Off Concert Series with Funny Girl

Publicity photo of the actresses portraying Fanny Brice
(© Rick Malkin)
The Keeping Scores Concert Series will present its inaugural production, Funny Girl in Concert, at the Boiler Room Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, April 29-May 1. Scott Logsdon will direct, with choreography by Laurie Gregoire and musical direction by Jamey Green.

The musical, about the life of Fanny Brice, features lyrics by Bob Merrill and music by Jule Styne and a book by Isobel Leonart. Among the show's best-known hits are "People," "Don't Rain On My Parade" and "I'm The Greatest Star."

Multiple actresses will portray the role of Brice: Nancy Allen, Erica Haines Cantrell, Joann Coleman, Lindsay Terrizzi Hess, Catherine Mai Holder, Bonnie Keen, Cori Laemmel, Alex Maddox, Corrie Miller, Sondra Morton, Laura Thomas-Sonn and Heather Trabucco.

The show will also feature Bakari King (Nicky Arnstein), Annette de la Torre (Mrs. Brice), Bryan Wlas (Eddie Ryan), Corey Caldwell (Florenz Ziegfeld), Vicki White (Mrs. Strakosh), Jama Bowen (Mrs. Meeker/Mimsy) , Layne Sasser (Mrs. O'Malley), Brandy A. Rogers (Emma), Todd Rowan (Mr. Keeney/Mr. Renaldi), Lucas Phillips (John/Stage Director), and Will Sevier (the Ziegfeld Tenor).

The ensemble will include Jefferson Carson, Devin Clevenger, Thomas Harton, Sarah Margaret Huff, Olivia Lee, Emma Jordan , Darci Wantiez and Chad Webb comprise the ensemble. The children's chorus will include Tyler Bond, Joshua Cleveland, Hayden Gill, Addison McFarlin and Kayte Miller.

Funny Girl will be the first in a series of musicals in concert presented by Keeping Scores that will focus on shows with outstanding music that are not likely to by fully mounted locally because of size or for having titles that might not be well enough known to warrant a lengthy run.

For tickets and more information, call 615-794-7744.